Nov 17, 2021 - 03:12 pm
Connected Energy to give old Forsee batteries a 2nd Life
The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power is cooperating with Connected Energy, a company that builds stationary energy storage systems based on spent electric vehicle batteries. The aim is to recycle Forsee batteries after they have been used in electric buses.
Sep 28, 2021 - 04:44 pm
Keolis to operate 120 e-buses in southern France
The French Région Sud has commissioned Keolis to operate two sections of its regional transport network in the Alpes-Maritimes region of south-eastern France with buses for eight years from 1 January 2022. Within one year, the bus fleet will be all-electric.
Jul 27, 2019 - 03:07 pm
Forsee Power delivers batteries to London
The French company Forsee Power will equip 34 electric buses from Portuguese manufacturer CaetanoBus with its battery systems. The buses are to be delivered to London from the first quarter of 2020, where they will serve two electric bus routes.
Apr 10, 2019 - 03:15 pm
Paris: RATP to order 800 electric buses by 2024
The Parisian public transport operator RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) intends to procure up to 800 electric buses by 2024 in order to replace existing diesel buses and combat smog in the greater Paris area in the run-up to the 2024 Olympic Games.
Mar 6, 2019 - 04:38 pm
In the Netherlands Qbuzz orders 160 electric buses
Qbuzz, the public transport operator in the Dutch provinces of Groningen and Drente, have ordered no less than 160 electric buses. 60 should come from Ebusco, 45 from VDL and 55 from Heuliez. The buses should be in service from mid-December.
Jun 21, 2016 - 09:04 am
Jaguar, China, Schaeffler, Heuliez Bus.
Will Jaguar build its own batteries? Together with Land Rover, the Brits are considering setting up a battery factory for their own emobility strategy, says The Times. Hundreds of pounds could be invested in the project. Whether the facility would be set up in the UK or a more cost effective region is still not clear.
Korean batteries excluded: The Chinese government is apparently going through with its plan (we reported), and will not subsidise EVs with battery packs from LG Chem or Samsung SDI. A list of companies subject to financial perks has been published – and does not include the Korean manufactures. Even though the latter have invested heavily in Chinese market in recent years.
Variable transmission for hybrids: Schaeffler has developed a CVT (continuously variable transmission) for plug-in hybrids. It features a parallel arrangement of the variator and the direct gear stage for the electric drive, is compact and has a low energy loss, allowing for more all-electric range and lower fuel consumption.
French battery alliance: Manufacturer Heuliez Bus is working with battery specialist Forsee Power in developing and producing a new battery system. It will be used for the all-electric Heuliez GX 337, which will be tested in Paris from July.